La Cañada is breathing easier now that the fires have abated, and the town is ready to have fun again. So the timing is perfect for the Kiwanis Club’s seventh annual Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting, comig to Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon.
This casual affair is expected to draw around 800 people. More than 100 wines from around the world will be available for tasting, and some 20 restaurants will have small-plate tastes, including Bashan, Star Café, Twin Palms, Dish and chef/caterer Claud Beltran. There’ll be live music, too, as well as a silent auction, and the last hour will bring a live auction for serious oenophiles.
And I’ll be there, as part of a meet-and-greet panel of local food folks, including Christina Avaness, author of Living Beyond Organic, Sue Stauffer of the La Cañada Outlook, wine expert Lynn Trann, owner of Le Petit Vendome, and Lori Corbin, the nutrition reporter for KABC-TV.
The event is a joint venture of the Kiwanis, Verdugo Hills Hospital and the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, and proceeds from ticket sales and live and silent auctions (look for deals on wine) will support all their efforts.
La Cañada Flintridge Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting
Sunday, September 20, 2 – 6 p.m.
Memorial Park, Foothill Blvd. & La Cañada Blvd., La Cañada
Tickets $50 in advance, $60 at the gate
For tickets call 818.790.9901 or go to the event web site